NEWS & MEDIA

500 DEAD IN TRUCK CRASHES SINCE SAFETY WATCHDOG TORN DOWN; TRUCKIES GO TO CANBERRA TO DEMAND LEGISLATIVE ACTION

13 Feb 2019

Truck drivers, families of truck crash victims, transport companies & associations, and major retailers will gather in Canberra today to discuss a legislative framework to the crisis in trucking as the death toll reaches 500 since the Federal Government tore down a safety watchdog. Read More »

It’s Time for Action on Highway Safety

29 Jan 2019

Nearly three years since the abolition of the RSRT, the Coalition has not come up with any alternative plan on trucking safety. Read More »

Berrima Truck Crash

2 Nov 2018

There was a lucky escape on Hume Highway when a truck lost control, crossed over the road and collided with a car. he TWU says the driver is not to blame. “The industry is under such intense pressure from those at the top of the supply chain. They are literally squeezing the life out of truck drivers,” said TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine. Read More »

TV Reports: TWU National Truck Convoys

16 Jul 2018

Over 300 truck drivers, their families and supporters protested in all major capitals to demand an end to pressure in the industry which is killing hundreds of people on our roads every year. Read More »

184 PEOPLE KILLED IN 163 FATAL CRASHES INVOLVING HEAVY TRUCKS IN JUST 12 MONTHS, INQUIRY TOLD

13 Jul 2018

Truckie John Waltis is sick of burying his mates. Over the years, the veteran truck driver has been to the funerals of more than 50 of his colleagues within the industry — which is the deadliest in Australia. Read More »

TRANSPORT INDUSTRY IS THE DEADLIEST IN AUSTRALIA, TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION TELLS INDUSTRIAL DEATHS INQUIRY

12 Jul 2018

The Inquiry into Industrial Deaths today heard that the transport industry is in crisis. More transport workers are killed in Australia than in any other industry and deaths involving truck crashes are on the rise. Read More »

VIDEO: Truck Drivers Protests

19 Apr 2018

Hundreds of truck drivers protested across the country today (18 April 2018) who are angry at Aldi for turning their back on road safety. Here’re some media clips of the protest highlights: Read More »

SHOCKING NUMBER OF TRUCKING BREACHES REVEALS ABSENCE OF POLICY & REGULATION

2 Feb 2018

The Transport Workers’ Union has criticised a gaping lack of regulation and policy after police issued over 2,000 truck defect notices yesterday in the largest ever inspection operation. Read More »

TRUCK CRASH DEATHS OUT OF CONTROL, NEW DATA SHOWS

2 Jan 2018

The Federal Government’s abolition of a road safety watchdog in April 2016 has been followed a huge spike in truck crash deaths, with major increases recorded on roads in NSW and among truck drivers. Read More »

TWU DEMANDS ACTION AS SAFE WORK SHOWS 40% OF WORKER DEATHS WERE TRANSPORT WORKERS

28 Apr 2017

The Transport Workers’ Union is calling for urgent action to address the alarming increase in deaths among transport workers, which have by far the highest workplace deaths of any industry. Read More »

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